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Classic Trucks

December 2019

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Language:
English
Publisher:
TEN: The Enthusiast Network
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12 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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catch my drift?

Being fairly engaged in all things automotive, I’ve dipped my toes in a variety of different motorsports. Nothing professional, mind you, I’m more of an amateur, a hobbyist, if you will. Until recently, however, there was a segment of the motorsport world in which I was relegated a mere spectator; a spectator not all too interested. I’d seen the cars at SEMA and other various gatherings that attract a wider scope of cars than the usual classic car show. Heck, I’d heard the cars at SEMA ripping across the parking lot, laying down an endless burnout as the cars slid gracefully around some cones. Drifting. It was fun to watch while I caught some fresh air in between meetings at the SEMA show, but after two to three minutes, my interest…

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classic trucks

EDITORIAL Douglas Glad NETWORK CONTENT DIRECTOR Brian Brennan NETWORK DIRECTOR, STREET ROD AND SUPER CHEVY GROUPS Ryan Manson EDITOR Sarah Gonzales SENIOR MANAGING EDITOR Tim Bernsau FEATURE EDITOR John Gilbert TECH EDITOR Rob Fortier TECH EDITOR Christian Arriero CONTRIBUTING EDITORS/PHOTOGRAPHERS Rodney Bauman Tommy Lee Byrd Ron Ceridono Ron Covell Joseph Dowling Grant Cox Joe Greeves John Jackson Scotty Lachenauer Robert McGaffin Jason Scudelleri Chris Shelton Jim Smart Tim Sutton Chuck Vranas Jordon Scott WEB CONTENT EDITOR ART DIRECTION & DESIGN Markas Platt DESIGN DIRECTOR Dan Silverio ART DIRECTOR ADVERTISING Angela Schoof-Ousley NETWORK SALES DIRECTOR Michael Essex (863) 860-6023 EASTERN SALES DIRECTOR Scott Timberlake (310) 531-5969 WESTERN SALES DIRECTOR Monica Hernandez ADVERTISING OPERATIONS MANAGER Patricia Ludi ADVERTISING OPERATIONS COORDINATOR TEN: PUBLISHING MEDIA, LLC Greg Mays CHAIRMAN Kevin Mullan PRESIDENT Amy Diamond SVP, EDITORIAL & ADVERTISING OPERATIONS Tim Foss GENERAL MANAGER, AUTOMOTIVE NETWORK Catherine Temkin SENIOR DIRECTOR, FINANCE CONSUMER MARKETING, ENTHUSIAST MEDIA SUBSCRIPTION COMPANY, INC. Tom Slater SVP, CIRCULATION Donald T. Robinson III VP, RETENTION & OPERATIONS FULFILLMENT Victoria Linehan VP, ACQUISITION & DATABASE MARKETING William…

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part time

01. Premium Meats The tires that Ken Block runs on his Gymkhana TEN “Hoonitruck” F-150 race truck are available for your classic truck—Toyo Proxes ST III street/sport truck tires. Toyo gave these premium tires a wider tread and a silica-based tread compound to provide the perfect balance of great looks and sport-oriented performance for trucks. The all-season tires turned excellent results in third-party 60-to-0 wet braking testing, in addition to delivering superb handling, outstanding all-season performance, consistent wear, and a smooth, quiet ride. They are offered in 17- to 20-, 22-, and 24-inch rim diameters, widths from 225 to 315 mm, and sidewall profiles from 65- to 25-series. • For more information, contact Toyo Tire U.S.A. at (800) 442-8696 or www.toyotires.com. 02. Square-Body Grille Replace the worn or missing grille in your Chevy pickup…

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built for a single purpose

We first met John Arrendale at the F-100 Reunion in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. In fact, he was just getting acquainted with his freshly completed F-1 race truck. John had been working closely with Allen Mason of Mason’s Hot Rods in Spartanburg, South Carolina, for the last two years. Mason’s is a family owned and operated business since 1979 with some unique vehicles to their credit. They’ve built custom rides for movies such as Days of Thunder, The Fast and The Furious, Dukes of Hazzard, and Talladega Nights, along with many high-end custom vehicles for clients. You dream it, they build it. John’s dream was building a high-performance F-1 Ford and in his search for the right builder, a mutual friend recommended Mason’s for the job. The goal was simple. John smiles…

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low & long

If you had grown up hanging out in the salvage yard where your dad worked, it’s likely that you would develop an interest in cars and trucks, and an appreciation for what it takes to restore or modify them. That’s how it worked out for Mark Kleinwaechter anyway. Mark is the owner and builder of this long, low Candy Orange ’72 Chevy C10. The big-block–powered homebuilt hauler is the result of his build skills and taste—and wears the influence of a few different areas of the gearhead world. The salvage yard we’re talking about is East End Auto & Truck Parts Inc. in Dickinson, North Dakota. Mark started working at the shop as soon as he was old enough, helping fix cars and learning from his dad. After graduating from high…

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no longer running on empty

Few things sap the fun of driving your vintage truck like a dead or inaccurate fuel gauge reading. Without the confidence of knowing exactly how much juice is in the tank, it’s natural to keep drives limited to what you believe is the range. And that’s no fun. It’s a particularly prevalent problem in vintage Ford trucks, which is what we found in a ’69 F-250 project vehicle. To be honest, we’d been driving much too long with a dead gauge and simply estimating the fuel level. When the tank ran dry and the truck conked out in the driveway, we were thankful we hadn’t yet made it to the highway; and we resolved to diagnose and repair the problem. Fortunately, the gas gauge systems for vintage Ford trucks and other makes…

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